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Photo Coverage: THE WOODSMAN Company Celebrates 100 Performances Off Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Following two sold-out NYC engagements, The Woodsman, will conclude its critically-lauded Off-Broadway run on Sunday, May 29, 2016 (following the 7:30pm performance) at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street, NYC). The production began performances on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and just celebrated it's 100th performance over the weekend. Check out photos from the special night below! (more...)

The Crossing to Premiere Gavin Bryars' THE FIFTH CENTURY in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

In its tenth anniversary season, THE CROSSING -- the extraordinary chamber choir from Philadelphia, dedicated to new music and conducted by Donald Nally -- comes to New York on Thursday, June 16, 2016 to perform the NY premiere of THE FIFTH CENTURY, a large-scale work for the rare combination of choir and saxophone quartet by the iconic avant-garde English composer GAVIN BRYARS. (more...)

Karen Malpede's THE BEEKEEPER'S DAUGHTER Set for TNC, 6/2-26
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

In 'The Beekeeper's Daughter' by Karen Malpede, a pregnant Muslim refugee from Bosnia is embraced by an eccentric American family on an island in the Adriatic.  The island is a sanctuary, but it is only a short distance from the region's genocidal civil war. What happens between them turns everyone's life inside out and upside down yet results in a healing journey.  Theater for the New City (TNC) and Theater Three Collaborative will present the piece June 2 to 26, directed by the author, in TNC's Cino Theater. (more...)

Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Sadler's Wells has announced its Autumn / Winter 2016 Season. (more...)

The Old Vic Announces New Season - Glenda Jackson Returns in KING LEAR, John Boyega in WOYZECK, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Old Vic today announces Artistic Director Matthew Warchus' second season, continuing a wide-ranging programme that includes world premieres, new writing, musicals, classic revivals and The Old Vic Variety Nights. There will also be a new strand of children's programming to engage the next generation of theatregoers, demonstrating Matthew's 'something for everyone' approach. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe, Karen Ziemba & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' 'RODGERS AFTER HAMMERSTEIN' at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

92Y'S Lyrics & Lyricists will host I HAVE CONFIDENCE: RODGERS AFTER HAMMERSTEIN, with Ted Chapin, Artistic Director, Writer & Host, Joseph Thalken, Music Director, and Lorin Latarro, Stage Director & Choreographer. Scheduled to perform at the event are Ben Crawford, T. Oliver Reid, Betsy Wolfe, Karen Ziemba and guest artist  Larry Pine. The event will be held Saturday, May 21 at 8pm; Sunday, May 22 at 2pm and 7pm; and Monday, May 23 at 2pm and 7:30pm. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH CS LEWIS and OF WARDROBES & RINGS Set for Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Two giants of British Literature CS Lewis (David Payne) and JRR Tolkien (David Robinson) make their debut at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival in two outstanding productions. An Evening with CS Lewis and Of Wardrobes & Rings (& Other Things) a play about CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien's last ever encounter. (more...)

Rodolphe Moussinga Explains Water Baptism in New Release
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Exploring the role and importance of water baptism, 'Understanding the Water Baptism: The Historical Background of the doctrine of Grace as unmerited favor' (published by WestBow Press) seeks to provide deep knowledge concerning God's view on the subject. Though it is a simple concept, it has caused confusion for many Christians. (more...)

THE INFANTILE GROTESQUE is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

A new book by Francis Sanzaro explores the complex relationship between childbirth, ecology and technology, arguing for a more expansive analysis of the often censored event. (more...)

Qin Feng Exhibition Opens in Venice
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

'Waiting for Qin Feng,' a solo exhibition of work by Chinese ink artist Qin Feng, will be on view in Venice from May 19 - June 19, 2016. Installed in three locations including the former Monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore, now home to the Fondazione Giorgio Cini (the first contemporary Chinese art installation), The Armenian Catholic Monastery on San Lazzaro Island and Venice International University (VIU) on San Servolo Island, the exhibition will be presented in collaboration with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and is curated by Achille Bonito Oliva and Ambassador Umberto Vattani. (more...)

THEN SHE FELL Now on Sale Into September
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Tickets for Third Rail Projects' critically acclaimed hit THEN SHE FELL has added a new block of tickets for performances through September 25th, 2016. THEN SHE FELL takes place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where the action plays out on 3 floors. (more...)

Jeff Award Winner Max McLean Returning to Chicago in C.S. LEWIS ONSTAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Fellowship for Performing Arts is proud to announce its triumphant return to Chicago with a new production. Equity Jeff Award winner Max McLean (Mark's Gospel, The Screwtape Letters) stars in the one-man/one-act show C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert, July 23-August 14 at Chicago's Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Tickets, $55-$59, go on sale this Friday, May 27. "$30 under 30" tickets will be available to audience members age 30 and younger, subject to availability. Press performances are Wednesday, July 27 through Saturday, July 30.  For information, visit CSLewisOnstage.com (more...)

BalletCollective to Collaborate with Architects & Choreographers for October Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

BalletCollective's 2016 Season will further explore the company's unique collaborative process with world premiere works featuring two collaborations pairing architects Carlos Arnaiz and James Ramsey with composers Judd Greenstein and Ellis Ludwig-Leone respectively. Both works will be choreographed by BalletCollective director Troy Schumacher and will be premiered at NYU Skirball Center on October 27 and 28 featuring live music and an ensemble of eight dancers, including New York City Ballet's Harrison Coll, Rachel Hutsell Anthony Huxley, Lauren King, Isabella LaFreniere, Ashley Laracey, and Lauren Lovette.   (more...)

Shanghai Library Acquires the Blaeu-Van der Hem Facsimile Atlas
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The superbly produced facsimile edition of the famous Blaeu-Van der Hem Atlas is unique for several  reasons. The original, without doubt one of the most significant and unique atlases in the world,  is kept at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. In 2004, UNESCO added it to the tangible listing of World Heritage, also referred to as the 'Memory of the World', to preserve it for the future. The facsimile edition contains the most important volumes: the so-called four 'secret VOC atlases', volume 42 on China, and notably other parts of Asia, Africa and America. (more...)

DELIRIOUS Dances to Present TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN, 6/30-7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

DELIRIOUS Dances presents To Begin The World Over Again, onThursday, June 30; Friday, July 1; and Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 8pm at Gibney Dance's Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers Street). Tickets are $15 in advance at https://gibneydance.org/performance/pop/delirious-dances/ and $20 at the door. (more...)

Warren Ravenscroft Releases CAST YOUR BREAD
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Author Warren Ravenscroft invites readers to experience the richness of God's word through his latest publication, 'Cast Your Bread - More Devotional Talks and Bible Studies for the Busy Leader' (published by Xlibris AU). An enriching follow-up to his previous works, this book offers a wealth of insights on how to obtain and maintain a spiritual life despite life's most overwhelming obstacles. (more...)

David Zwirner Gallery to Represent The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

(New York & London – May 20, 2016) David Zwirner is pleased to announce its exclusive worldwide representation of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.   The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation is devoted to preserving and promoting the achievements of both Josef and Anni Albers, and the aesthetic and philosophical principles by which they lived. The Foundation is based in Bethany, Connecticut, near New Haven, where it maintains a central research and archival facility, as well as residence studios for visiting artists. (more...)

Tickets to Birmingham Royal Ballet's 2016-17 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Birmingham Royal Ballet announces the 2016/2017 Birmingham Hippodrome season, the 27th season at its home theatre in the Midlands. The season will celebrate the Company's varied repertory, from the spectacular new The Tempest in the autumn through to the return of The Nutcracker for Christmas and Coppelia in the summer of 2017. Over the course of the season, the Company will perform four full-length classic ballets and a programme of shorter works to include the return of Michael Corder's Le Baiser de la fee, John Cranko's Pineapple Poll and a brand new ballet from Company member Ruth Brill called Arcadia. (more...)

BWW Review: CITY STORIES at 59E59 Theaters Fascinates with Tales of Love
by Marina Kennedy - May 21, 2016

See CITY STORIES: Tales of Love and Magic in London now in its last week at 59E59 Theatres through May 29th.  (more...)

Hounded Theatre & Ugly Collective to Present Gabrielle Sheppard's LEFTOVERS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Hounded Theatre in collaboration with the Ugly Collective present Gabrielle Sheppard's Leftovers, now coming to Theatre N16 for the first week of June. (more...)

New Memoir, JUST FOR THE SUMMER, is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

After becoming a mother, author Laurel Lorraine Lancer began having panic attacks. She developed agoraphobia and, upon recommendations from a psychiatrist, checked herself into a private mental hospital. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Qin Feng Ink Art Display, WAITING FOR QIN FENG
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

VENICE, ITALY – “Waiting for Qin Feng,” a solo exhibition of work by Chinese ink artist Qin Feng, will be on view in Venice from May 19-June 19, 2016. Installed in three locations including the former Monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore, now home to the Fondazione Giorgio Cini (the first contemporary Chinese art installation), The Armenian Catholic Monastery on San Lazzaro Island and Venice International University (VIU) on San Servolo Island, the exhibition will be presented in collaboration with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and is curated by Achille Bonito Oliva and Ambassador Umberto Vattani. There will be a Vernissage and performance by Qin Feng at the former Monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore on May 19 beginning at 6pm, a seminar with the artist and curators on May 26 at the Navy Officer's Club at the Arsenale from 4pm-7pmand a press conference at VIU on May 27 at 3pm. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents TOM, a world premiere stage adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' that offers a new look at the power of Stowe's most famous novel and at the true grit of its title character. Written by artistic director Ellen Geer and featuring folk music of the period, TOM joins the repertory season at Theatricum's spectacular outdoor amphitheatre in Topanga on June 18. (more...)

Jonatha Brooke's MY MOTHER HAS 4 NOSES to Play Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 7/1-2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The critically acclaimed My Mother Has 4 Noses, a musical play written and performed by renowned singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke and directed by Jeremy B. Cohen, will return to the Tri-State area this July 4th weekend, playing three performances at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, located at 300 Main Street in Old Saybrook, CT. My Mother Has 4 Noses will be performed on Friday, July 1st at 7:30 pm, Saturday, July 2nd at 2:00 pm, and Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are priced at $35 are on sale now online at http://katharinehepburntheater.org/events-tickets/. (more...)

Promethean Theatre Ensemble Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Promethean Ensemble Theatre will enter its second decade with three plays that view characters and stories of the past through the eyes of modern playwrights. Leading off the season in December will be Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Moises Kaufman's 1997 biographical play about playwright Oscar Wilde's 1895 trials and ultimate conviction for the crime of homosexuality. Promethean Theatre Ensemble Artistic Director Brian Pastor will direct. (more...)

Jack Whitten to Receive Honory Doctorate from Brandeis University
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Abstract artist Jack Whitten will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Brandeis University on May 22. Whitten, whose exhibition “Light Years” was featured at the Rose Art Museum in 2013, will be in conversation with Rose Director Christopher Bedford and Curator at Large Katy Siegel on Saturday May 21 at 2 p.m. in the Pollack Fine Arts Teaching Center.  Next year, a book of Whitten's Writings, coedited by Siegel, will be published by the Rose. (more...)

BWW Review: DOLLFACE Makes a Grand Debut at Mildred's Umbrella
by Katricia Lang - May 13, 2016

DOLLFACE, playwright Katharine Sherman's contemporary riff on the Medusa myth, marries imagination with detail beautifully in its world premiere run at Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company. (more...)

Chinese Ink Artist Presents Solo Exhibition in Venice, May 19
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

'Waiting for Qin Feng,' a solo exhibition of work by Chinese ink artist Qin Feng, will be on view in Venice from May 19-June 19, 2016. Installed in three locations including the former Monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore, now home to the Fondazione Giorgio Cini (the first contemporary Chinese art installation), The Armenian Catholic Monastery on San Lazzaro Island and Venice International University (VIU) on San Servolo Island, the exhibition will be presented in collaboration with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and is curated by Achille Bonito Oliva and Ambassador Umberto Vattani. There will be a Vernissage and performance by Qin Feng at the former Monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore on May 19 beginning at 6pm, a seminar with the artist and curators on May 26 at the Navy Officer's Club at the Arsenale from 4pm-7pm and a press conference at VIU on May 27 at 3pm. (more...)

ODC to Present 9th Home Season of Hope Mohr Dance, 6/9-11
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

ODC Theater will present the ninth home season of Hope Mohr Dance, a company esteemed for its 'rigorous conceptual approach to fundamental questions about the body in space and time' (Dance View Times). A company-in-residence at ODC, Hope Mohr Dance will perform a double bill featuring the world premiere of Manifesting, a dance theater work inspired by art manifestos, and the revival of Stay, Mohr's choreographic response to paintings of Francis Bacon. Hope Mohr Dance's ninth home season runs June 9 - 11, Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 - $45, and may be purchased online at odcdance.org/tickets. (more...)

SING EVERY MORNING is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

'Sing Every Morning' (published by AuthorHouse) is a touching tribute to one woman's valiant, nearly nine-year battle with stage 4 cancer. Despite numerous emotional and physical challenges that brought her to the brink of death and back, Gwyneth never lost her quest for spiritual balance and ways to express her love for life and living. (more...)

NY Times Best-Selling Author John Bradshaw Dies at 82
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

HOUSTON, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ John Bradshaw, the New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker, theologian, family counselor and Emmy-nominated television personality died on Sunday May 8 th, 2016 at the age of 82 from heart failure. Mr. Bradshaw's willingness to share his difficult childhood and personal experiences with substance abuse coupled with his warm and winning personality drew millions to read his books, tune into his television and radio appearances and attend his seminars. (more...)

MadLab to Host 2016 Young Writers Short Play Festival This July
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

MadLab's Young Writers Short Play Festival, in its 5th year, will feature a collection of ten short plays written by 11 Columbus area high school students. (more...)

Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (more...)

BWW Interview: THINGS MISSING/MISSED Creative Team Talks the Devised Play's World Premiere at Obsidian Theater
by Katricia Lang - May 10, 2016

Obsidian Theater presents the world premiere of THINGS MISSING/MISSED, an original devised work created by theatre artists Philip Hays, Melissa Flower and Justin Locklear. (more...)

Austin Jewish Repertory Theater Stages AS BUTTERFLIES at Congregation Beth Israel
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Austin Jewish Repertory Theater, TILT Performance Group, and Congregation Beth Israel present AS BUTTERFLIES, A New Musical, from May 7-22, 2016. (more...)

Lorraine Hansberry Awards to Honor Five Native Chicagoans
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

On May 24, The Lorraine Hansberry Awards, presented by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and Woodie King, Jr., New Federal Theatre Artistic Director, will honor five women: Micki Grant, Lynn Hamilton, Shauneille Perry, Dr. Glory Van Scott and Camille Yarbrough. (more...)

Julien's Auctions Presents Most Important Marilyn Monroe Collection from Estate of Lee Strasberg
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

Julien's Auctions, the world record breaking auction house to the stars, has announced on offer one of the most personal collections of Marilyn Monroe from the estate of Lee Strasberg. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2016
by - May 1, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

New Civil War Book is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Eugene Blackford opposed secession and, coming from an abolitionist family, the institution of slavery. He was a Unionist and resisted joining the 'Cotton Confederacy' until the secession of his home state of Virginia made up his mind, after which his loyalty to the cause never wavered. (more...)

THE WOODSMAN to Conclude Off-Broadway Run in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Following two sold-out NYC engagements, The Woodsman, will conclude its critically-lauded Off-Broadway run on Sunday, May 29, 2016 (following the 7:30pm performance) at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street, NYC). The production began performances on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and officially opened on Monday, February 8, 2016. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Welcomes Award-Winning Assistant Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Following a national search, the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) has appointed Hong Kong native Jenny Wong assistant conductor for a two-year period beginning in May 2016. Wong, who has served as a conducting fellow for the Oregon Bach Festival, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Distinguished Concerts International New York and Hong Kong SingFest, is one of the youngest conductors to win two consecutive World Champion titles at the World Choir Games (China, 2010) and the International Johannes Brahms Choral Competition (Germany, 2011). Currently a D.M.A. candidate in choral conducting at USC Thornton School of Music, where she also completed her M.M. and has taught choral conducting, she has served as Visiting Director of Choral Activities at University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music for the past year. (more...)

New Play THE MESSIAH COMPLEX to Explore Legacy of The Black Panthers at BRIC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

BRIC is pleased to present the world premiere of The Messiah Complex, a new play written by Nia Witherspoon and visionary director Charlotte Brathwaite with choreography by Ni'Ja Whitson and dramaturgy by Cherrie Moraga. (more...)

BWW Review: Enthralling WINTER'S TALE Spins a Storybook Ending to Gamm's Season
by Veronica Bruscini - Apr 27, 2016

Pawtucket's Gamm Theater has taken this complex, unique blend of storytelling and staged a glorious WINTER'S TALE, proving once again why the company is critically and popularly lauded as the gold standard for Shakespearean productions in Rhode Island. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Restage MR. LINCOLN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

? On Good Friday, April 14,1865, when the President and Mrs. Lincoln were watching "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre, John Wilkes Booth entered the President's box.  A few days earlier, General Lee had surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox.  (more...)

Madison Square Park Conservancy to Host Dreaming Public Art Symposium, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 7:30PM to 10:00PM, Madison Square Park Conservancy and School of Visual Arts will host Dreaming Public Art, a free symposium featuring a keynote conversation with artist Martin Puryear and Columbia University art historian Dr. Kellie Jones. Martin Puryear's Big Bling will be on view in Madison Square Park from May 16, 2016 through January 8, 2017. (more...)

Freeform Announces May 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Freeform announces its May 2016 Programming Highlights. *All programming subject to change* (more...)

BWW Review: Sandra Oh Stars in Intense New Play OFFICE HOUR at South Coast Rep
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 25, 2016

More than ever, Americans are living in a state of fear. Such is the subject searingly explored in playwright Julia Cho's intensely jarring new play OFFICE HOUR which continues its exceptional world premiere performances at Orange County's Tony Award winning regional theater South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through April 30, 2016. For almost 80 gripping, heart-pounding minutes without an intermission, Cho and director Neel Keller tap into this fearful 'new normal' in the form of Gina, a divorced adjunct university professor brilliantly played with quiet yet powerful grace by Sandra Oh (of TV's Grey's Anatomy, making her SCR debut). In the play, Gina makes it her goal to get through to a young creative writing student, Dennis (Raymond Lee), whose disturbing, excessively ultra-violent writing submissions have caused some concerns with both students and teachers. (more...)

BWW Feature: Louisville Orchestra 2016-17 Season
by Keith Waits - Apr 25, 2016

Louisville Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Season And Teddy Abrams Is An Unstoppable Force (more...)

Music Mountain to Launch New Collaboration with Catskill Jazz Factory
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Music Mountain, America's Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival, announces an exciting new collaboration with The Catskill Jazz Factory! Beginning on Saturday, July 16, a variety of jazz musicians will bring their talents to Music Mountain for a 5-weekend concert series. Artists scheduled to appear include Joanna Wallfisch, Dan Tepfer, Peter and Will Anderson Quintet, Chris Washburne's Ragtime Band and Chris Pattishall Octet. Concerts are scheduled Saturday evenings (6:30pm) beginning July 16 and running thru August 13. 'We are absolutely thrilled to have the Catskill Jazz Factory for five consecutive weeks. These not to be missed concerts will lift our Saturday Twilight series to new heights of excitement and popularity, 'announced Nicholas Gordon, President, Music Mountain. (more...)

PianoFight to Premiere ADVENTURES IN TECH (WITH PILLOW TALK ON THE SIDE)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Coming this summer, PianoFight Productions presents the world premiere of Stuart Bousel's long-awaited Adventures in Tech (with Pillow Talk on the Side). (more...)

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